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A Bohemian Elopement Inspirational Shoot

As much as I gush over wedding details on the daily, an intimate wedding where love is center stage always wins in my book. So elopements have always been my cup of tea, and this elopement inspiration from Anna Smith Photography and Everly Alaine Florals is the perfect example of why. The focus is on the the biggest and best detail of all, the couple saying I do. See even more gorgeous inspiration here.

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From Anna Smith PhotographyThe reason I became a photographer is simply this: to show people just how beautiful their lives really are. Living in the heart of the city in Texas we do not often venture out to see natural beauty and the great outdoors. When I decided to pick up a film camera I knew exactly where to take it for the first time. I was lucky enough to find a place that inspired me photographically for this shoot. The water is… so amazingly blue, and just not something that we see in Texas. The greenery mixed with those bright colors is really something to remember. There is a hidden pathway to get down to the bottom of the rock formation to get your feet wet, so we took advantage of that as well. I just knew that the very smooth, warm light at sunset would give us stunning photos to remember for a lifetime. I wanted to show that it does not take thousands of dollars to express the love, the beauty and the hope we see from people in love or those that choose to elopements to marry.

I worked with Leslie who is a very talented florist at Everly Alaine Florals, to make the bouquet and headpiece for this shoot. Leslie made my dreams a reality when she arrived with these gorgeous wild flowers. The bouquet has an earthy feel and is made of uncommon elements such as olive and blackberries and has lots of texture. The light pink mixed with deep maroon flowers for both the bouquet and headpiece were perfect for this setting. Leslie and Daniel had a relaxed dress look: shorts and suspenders and a beautiful yet simple white dress and came barefoot.

What draws me to these photos is that there is something breathtaking in simple, natural and beautiful. Take two people in love, a photographically gorgeous setting with bright blue water, stunning floral design – and you have this! This shoot is anything but ordinary. When I look at these photos I see that exact love we all want to experience, the wilderness of being young, and the calm that marrying your best friend brings. The feelings that Leslie and Daniel share are shared by us through these photos.

Photography: Anna Smith Photography | Floral Design: Everly Alaine Florals | Venue: Private Residence

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Rustic Wedding at Thistle Springs Ranch

When a couple this crafty comes along, it’s guaranteed that their wedding will be filled with plenty of personality. Everything from the bouquets to the cakes stands were a labor of love and Jessica Lauren Photography was there to capture every DIY’ed detail. With the help of Alluring Events by Design, they created a memorable day filled with Southern flair that is evident in the fun filled gallery here.

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Fall
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Rustic

From The Bride..Jeff and I defined the phrase “Do It Yourself” for our wedding. From the cupcake stand to my bouquet, we wanted to put our touch on as much as possible. As the Bride, I am into all things shabby chic and was on a mission to find all of the perfect pieces to make our day special. I went all out and completely planned the whole day from beginning to end.

When we were on the hunt for a venue I happened across Thistle Springs Ranch. At the time they were still building the barn, but I knew that this would be the place where we would exchange vows. After seeing the barn finished, all of the other elements fell into place.

Jeff and I both graduated from Texas Tech University, so we wanted to incorporate the Red Raiders into our wedding day. The grooms cake had a Double T on top of it and everyone sang the Texas Tech fight song at the end of the reception.

We put a lot of work into making our wedding day perfect. Everything was a DIY project including all of the signage, dessert stands, banners, bouquet, painted mason jars, place cards, and even the moss letters were our labor of love. 

Photography: Jessica Lauren Photography | Floral Design: Daydreaming Daisies | Ceremony Venue: Thistle Springs Ranch | Catering: Cafe Express | DJ: DJ Fitz | Cake/Cupcakes: A Sweet Fix | Hair/Makeup: Magnolia Avenue Salon | Wedding Day Coordinator: Alluring Events by Design

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Texas Summer Destination Workshop Shoot at Cibolo Creek Ranch

I have a list of workshops I would die to attend. A bucket list of sorts. Because surrounding myself around creative genius just seems like a smart thing to do. Well, after seeing all the gorgeous tucked in this gallery from super talented folks behind Bows + Arrows, their workshops easily climbed to the top of said list. Pretty just seems to seep out of every stunning image captured by the amazing Ryan Ray, leaving us with a gallery overflowing with inspiration, and me with serious workshop attendee envy.

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Summer
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Rustic

From Bows + ArrowsI would love to share our most recent Destination Workshop with your readers! Indian Summer was an enchanting and exciting workshop that our team at Bows+Arrows hosted alongside Ryan Ray at Cibolo Creek Ranch this July 13-16! Its emphasis was on natural and organic floral and event design and styling, allowing all of the attendees a hands-on opportunity to make everything from a floral bouquet to a large-scale floral installation! The workshop included a collaborative photo shoot against the desert landscape shot by Ryan Ray! Style Me Pretty is a continual source of inspiration for our team here at Bows+Arrows, and we are always so honored to be featured, and would love the opportunity to share this exciting event with you all! Our next Destination Workshop will take place where Georgia O’Keeffe lived and painted. Ghost Ranch: A Floral Retreat, will take place November 16-19 in Abiqui, New Mexico.

Photography: Ryan Ray Photography | Videography: Amanda Marie Portraits | Design: Bows + Arrows | Floral Design: Bows + Arrows | Boots: Cobra Rock Boot Company | Calligraphy And Paper Design: Blue Eye Brown Eye | Dresses: The Dress Theory | Earrings : Archer + Hare | Flower Farm Flowers: Floriography | Journals : Lara Casey Shop | Make Up And Hair: Stephanie Nelson Makeup | Ribbon : Frou Frou Chic | Tote Bags : Scout + Lily | Treats : Cake Walk Bake Shop | Venue: Cibolo Creek Ranch

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